Journalist and war correspondent Ernest Taylor Pyle was born on August 3, 1900, in Dana, Indiana. America’s most widely read war correspondent, he earned a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism and was one of a few civilians to be awarded the Purple Heart.
Journalist and writer John Hersey was born on June 17, 1914, in Tientsin, China. He accompanied the Army on several operations in World War II and is best remembered for his collection of stories from survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Journalist Walter Lippmann was born on September 23, 1889, in New York City, New York. He’s been called the “most influential journalist” of the 20th century and the Father of Modern Journalism.
Author Willa Sibert Cather was born on December 7, 1873, in Gore, Virginia.
Journalist and author Arnold Eric Sevareid was born on November 26, 1912, in Velva, North Dakota.
William Henry “Bill” Mauldin was born on October 29, 1921, in Mountain Park, New Mexico.
Journalist George Polk was born on October 17, 1913, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a descendent of US Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson.
Hungarian lawyer, statesman, and Governor-President Lajos Kossuth was born on September 19, 1802, in Monok, Kingdom of Hungary.